Thursday, April 26, 2012

The grenade pipeline

The next time some progressive tells you illegal guns in Mexico are coming from American gun shops and gun shows, ask 'em which ones are supplying stuff like this?

Government evidence photo
Grenades, apparently lots of 'em, are working their way to Mexico.

Some grenade components have been intercepted coming across the border from the U.S., but now CBS's Sharyl Attkisson reports, in at least two incidents, ATF nabbed the goods, but let the suspect go.

Make sense?

If grenades are coming into Mexico from the U.S., they're also coming from Mexico's south as well. The Washington Post reported in 2010 that grenades in Mexico were being looted from Central American military armories. The Post's report comes around the same time as CBS now reports the grenade stash was caught on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Many speculate the ATF's Fast and Furious operation was intended to boost the number of guns in Mexico that could be traced back to the U.S., boosting stats to be used to justify expansion of U.S. gun control laws. Did the ATF also have a program in place to blame us for Mexico's glut of grenades as well?

Having a parallel grenade history in place might be one way to boost the credibility of the government's U.S. gun flow premise. Grenades have always been a rock solid counter to the government's contention that Mexico's cartels see U.S. gun dealers as a primary weapons supply point.

Previous related post: Connecting the dots, raising questions about guns in Mexico

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